The light this afternoon was something else, lots of clouds in the sky playing shadow games on the hills and pastures. My trip home from Toowoomba took a little longer for the numerous photo stops along the way.
I have been travelling to and from Toowoomba once a week for the past month for work. Some of the trips are fairly boring when I have to go to and from the office and travel up the main highway from Brisbane, but there has been a few occasions when my journey coincide with home time and I can take a leisurely back road drive through the country.
Leaving Toowoomba in the afternoon I turned off at Gatton and headed out through ESK on the way to Kilcoy and eventually home to Caboolture. I stopped quite a few times on the way, scouting a few locations for future options. Coming into Kilcoy from the north I was quite distracted by the shadows over the rolling hills and had to quickly find a safe place to pull up and cross the road. I spent about 10 minutes here just watching the light and taking a few shots, the large landscape makes you feel so small.
Ok time to leave here and continue my journey homewards, I got as far as the other side of Kilcoy before I stopped again. This time there was a pocket of light in the middle of a paddock of cows, and as luck has it as soon as you find a spot to pull over, the light is gone. I waited here for another 10 minutes for the light to change and the pocket of light eventually returned.
I drive and travel a lot for work but don't usually stop to sit and watch the landscape, maybe I should take more time out.